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Best podcasts about Meritocracy

Latest podcast episodes about Meritocracy

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis
Adrian Wooldridge: Defending meritocracy

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021


Americans love rags-to-riches stories, believing hard work and talent — not connections — should be rewarded. But meritocracy has come under scrutiny, with some questioning how well America lives up to its ideals, while others ask if they’re even worth striving for. In this episode, we’ll discuss whether meritocracy succeeds in pulling talent up from the bottom, or if the system has become rigged by the already rich and powerful. To answer those questions, I’ve brought on Adrian Wooldridge. Adrian is the political editor and Bagehot columnist at The Economist. His latest book is The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World.

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Political Economy with James Pethokoukis: Adrian Wooldridge: Defending meritocracy

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021


Americans love rags-to-riches stories, believing hard work and talent — not connections — should be rewarded. But meritocracy has come under scrutiny, with some questioning how well America lives up to its ideals, while others ask if they’re even worth striving for. In this episode, we’ll discuss whether meritocracy succeeds in pulling talent up from the […]

Choralosophy
Car Thoughts: Elite without elitism, merit without meritocracy

Choralosophy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021


We can expect “Excellence” and be inclusive of all ability levels at the same time! That's it. That's the Blog. Just kidding. There's more. On the Choralosophy Podcast over the last several years, I have presented my thoughts on choral music curriculum in several episodes. From grading policies, to literacy instruction, as well a the … Continue reading "Car Thoughts: Elite without elitism, merit without meritocracy"

The Daily Break
Lt. Col. Vindman on Gen. Milley & Meritocracy

The Daily Break

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 23:42


Former Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman shares his thoughts on topics from service and duty, to his reaction regarding General Mike Milley's secret calls to China during the Trump administration.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Rewired Soul
Success, Luck, and the Myth of Meritocracy with Robert Frank

The Rewired Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 79:47


Episode Notes How much does luck play a role in our success, and why do we fail to recognize it? Is the idea that we live in a meritocracy a myth? And is there true equality of opportunity? Today, we talk with Robert Frank about these topics as well as how we balance luck and success to stay motivated and teach upcoming generations. Follow Robert on Twitter @econnaturalist Get a copy of Success and Luck Get a copy of Under the Influence For the interview transcript visit www.TheRewiredSoul.com/interviews Follow @TheRewiredSoul on Twitter and Instagram Support The Rewired Soul: Get books by Chris Support on Patreon Try BetterHelp Online Therapy (affiliate) Donate

Daily Sales Tips
967: Fairness & Equity Through Meritocracy - Eduardo “Eddie” Baez

Daily Sales Tips

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 4:05


"Think about fairness and equality and make sure that everyone's opinion is just as valuable as the next person." - Eduardo “Eddie” Baez in today's Tip 967 Have you thought about equality and fairness through the concept of meritocracy? Join the conversation at DailySales.Tips/967 and learn more about Eddie! Have feedback? Want to share a sales tip? Call or text the Sales Success Hotline: 512-777-1442 or Email: scott@top1.fm

Strategy Simplified
S4E29: Stax Inc: the Entrepreneurial Firm Combining Strategy, Meritocracy, and Fun

Strategy Simplified

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 30:33


Is there a consulting firm out there that guarantees staffing on strategy projects 100% of the time? How about a firm that works directly with large cap, private equity-backed companies? Or a firm with an entrepreneurial feel, open culture, and limitless opportunities for professional growth? Stax Inc. checks all these boxes - and more.Learn what the buzz is all about in our conversation with two of Stax's Managing Directors, Brett Conradt and Jeremy Wall. You'll get a feel for the firm's collaborative culture, the type of work it engages in, current job opportunities, and much more!Apply for roles at Stax, Inc: APPLY NOWAdditional LinksLearn more about Stax: HERE Connect with Stax on LinkedIn: HEREManagement Consulted Media Kit

Intelligence Squared
Debate: Michael Sandel vs Adrian Wooldridge on Meritocracy

Intelligence Squared

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 59:04


Meritocracy has long been an article of faith in the modern Western world. Get an education, work hard and the rewards of success will be yours, regardless of class, privilege or wealth. But recently meritocracy has come under attack, with the charge led by Michael Sandel, the Harvard philosopher whose public debates on how we define the common good have won him a global following.But not everyone agrees. Taking issue with much of Sandel's arguments is Adrian Wooldridge, the political editor at The Economist. In this week's debate they argue whether we need more or less meritocracy in society. The host is BBC broadcaster Ritula Shah.For Michael Sandel's new bool click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/the-tyranny-of-merit-whats-become-of-the-common-good-michael-j-sandel-pb/For Adrian Wooldridge's new book click here: https://www.primrosehillbooks.com/product/the-aristocracy-of-talent-how-meritocracy-made-the-modern-world-adrian-wooldridge/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger
Luck v. Hard Work (w/Robert H. Frank)

Crazy Money with Paul Ollinger

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 63:07


Robert H. “Bob” Frank teaches economics at Cornell and is the author of a dozen books, including the one that caught my eye for this week's topic: Luck and Success: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy.   Bob cares a great deal about recognizing luck's role in our success because doing so, he argues, would make us all more grateful, happy, and generous. He also cares because without the “lucky” proximity of an ambulance one cold November morning, he wouldn't have survived the heart attack that laid him out on the tennis court in Ithaca, NY a few years back.   But survive he did and he forged on to continue teaching and writing about  status, ambition, spending, social signaling, and the evolutionary traits that lead to such behavior. The Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Emeritus at Cornell's SC Johnson College of Business, Bob's other books include Luxury Fever: Money and Happiness in an Era of Excess, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work, and Principles of Macroeconomics, the textbook he co-authoredwith former Federal Reserve Chair, Ben Bernanke.   Bob's writing has appeared in top publications and academic journals, including The Atlantic, Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Review, The American Prospect, and Chronicle of Higher Education. He is a regular contributor to the Economic View column in the New York Times. Bob received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and his MA and Ph.D from UC Berkeley. He has taught economics at Cornell since 1972.    Follow Bob on Twitter  @econnaturalist   Click HERE to ✍️ RATE / REVIEW Crazy Money

The Munk Debates Podcast
Be it resolved: Meritocracy is killing the middle class

The Munk Debates Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 47:14


Meritocracy has long been championed as a way of attaining success through hard work and skill; society's best and brightest are rewarded based on their performance, not their background. But some people have started to poke holes in this theory, arguing that meritocracy, as it exists today, is an illusion. Critics argue this foundational principle has been co-opted by society's elite, allowing them to transfer social status and wealth to their children by limiting the competition they face whether it's attaining higher education or gaining lucrative employment. The faux meritocracy of the 21st century is exacerbating inequality and diminishing opportunities for middle and lower class families and youth. While not perfect, others argue that meritocracy is the best system we have for conferring society's resources on individuals thereby rewarding human talent. Meritocracy has transformed over a century or more Western societies mostly for the better, giving the poor and middle class a chance at upward mobility and including women and other historically disadvantaged groups in the collective pursuit of individual success. Social mobility is stalling not because of meritocracy, but due to institutions' failure to complete the meritocratic revolution and fully embrace its core principles and ideas. Arguing for the motion is Daniel Markovits, Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of The Meritocracy Trap. Arguing against the motion is Adrian Wooldridge, political editor of the Economist and author The Aristocracy of Talent. QUOTES: DANIEL MARKOVITS “Meritocracy has restructured education in such a way that having rich parents is almost a necessary condition for getting the kind of education that you need to get ahead.” ADRIAN WOODLRIDGE “Inequality between the upper and middle class is widening due to a lack of meritocracy. And the best solution to the problem is more meritocracy, not less meritocracy.” Sources: CNN, HBO, The Institute of Art and Ideas, Fox News, CNN The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.   Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com. To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada's largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/   Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions Senior Producer: Ricki Gurwitz Editor: Kieran Lynch Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja

New Books Network
Zachary M. Howlett, "Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 75:29


Every year millions of high school seniors in China take the gaokao, China's standardized college entrance exam. Students, parents, and head teachers all devote years, sweat, and tears to this consequential and chancy exam — even though the ideal of the gaokao as a fair, objective, and scientific measure of individual merit is known to be something of a myth. Why examinees and their families continue to believe in the relative fairness of the gaokao is what Zachary Howlett's book, Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China (Cornell University Press, 2021), seeks to explore. Based on fieldwork conducted in China's Fujian province, this rich and engaging book looks at what it means for individuals and communities to believe in both the gaokao and the myth of meritocracy that it engenders. Accessible to both experts and those entirely unfamiliar with the gaokao, this book offers a fresh perspective on the role of examinations in the lives of individuals and in their communities, as well as a useful comparative tool, that of ‘fateful rites of passage,' for future work. It is also filled with stories of examination candidates, their hopes, dreams, and the lengths that they (and their teachers and parents) go to in order to succeed, all of which should be of interest to anyone who has ever experienced a fateful right of passage of their own. Sarah Bramao-Ramos is a PhD candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard. She works on Manchu language books and is interested in anything with a kesike. She can be reached at sbramaoramos@g.harvard.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Sociology
Zachary M. Howlett, "Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in Sociology

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 75:29


Every year millions of high school seniors in China take the gaokao, China's standardized college entrance exam. Students, parents, and head teachers all devote years, sweat, and tears to this consequential and chancy exam — even though the ideal of the gaokao as a fair, objective, and scientific measure of individual merit is known to be something of a myth. Why examinees and their families continue to believe in the relative fairness of the gaokao is what Zachary Howlett's book, Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China (Cornell University Press, 2021), seeks to explore. Based on fieldwork conducted in China's Fujian province, this rich and engaging book looks at what it means for individuals and communities to believe in both the gaokao and the myth of meritocracy that it engenders. Accessible to both experts and those entirely unfamiliar with the gaokao, this book offers a fresh perspective on the role of examinations in the lives of individuals and in their communities, as well as a useful comparative tool, that of ‘fateful rites of passage,' for future work. It is also filled with stories of examination candidates, their hopes, dreams, and the lengths that they (and their teachers and parents) go to in order to succeed, all of which should be of interest to anyone who has ever experienced a fateful right of passage of their own. Sarah Bramao-Ramos is a PhD candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard. She works on Manchu language books and is interested in anything with a kesike. She can be reached at sbramaoramos@g.harvard.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

New Books in East Asian Studies
Zachary M. Howlett, "Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China" (Cornell UP, 2021)

New Books in East Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 75:29


Every year millions of high school seniors in China take the gaokao, China's standardized college entrance exam. Students, parents, and head teachers all devote years, sweat, and tears to this consequential and chancy exam — even though the ideal of the gaokao as a fair, objective, and scientific measure of individual merit is known to be something of a myth. Why examinees and their families continue to believe in the relative fairness of the gaokao is what Zachary Howlett's book, Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China (Cornell University Press, 2021), seeks to explore. Based on fieldwork conducted in China's Fujian province, this rich and engaging book looks at what it means for individuals and communities to believe in both the gaokao and the myth of meritocracy that it engenders. Accessible to both experts and those entirely unfamiliar with the gaokao, this book offers a fresh perspective on the role of examinations in the lives of individuals and in their communities, as well as a useful comparative tool, that of ‘fateful rites of passage,' for future work. It is also filled with stories of examination candidates, their hopes, dreams, and the lengths that they (and their teachers and parents) go to in order to succeed, all of which should be of interest to anyone who has ever experienced a fateful right of passage of their own. Sarah Bramao-Ramos is a PhD candidate in History and East Asian Languages at Harvard. She works on Manchu language books and is interested in anything with a kesike. She can be reached at sbramaoramos@g.harvard.edu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

There R Giants
There R Giants Pod-53 with Jim Callis

There R Giants

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 45:11


MLB’s Jim Callis stops by once again to talk Giants farm system on the pod. MLB Pipeline has rolled out its midseason updated rankings including a new Giants Top 30, organizational rankings, new Top 100 and more! It’s always a great episode when Jim stops by to talk Giants. You can (and should!) follow all of Jim’s work on Twitter @jimcallisMLB.And you can follow my work on Twitter @rog61 or subscribe to There R Giants for my full coverage of the Giants system.Intro/Overall play in minorsState of Giants System (4:30)Joey Bart’s Season (9:00)Marco Luciano (12:10)Matos vs. Ramos (15:50)Jairo Pomares’ rise (19:20)Some Struggles: Bishop, Bailey, Corry, and Wilson (22:00)Pitching Surprises: Long, Murphy, Berroa, Ragsdale, Hjelle (27:45)Rookie League standouts: Mercedes, Arteaga, Sugastey and others (32:05)Sleepers (34:15)Culture of Meritocracy (38:10)Intro/Outro: “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago Transit Authority Get full access to There R Giants at rogermunter.substack.com/subscribe

American Conservative University
American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 28:44


American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times. Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. The New York Times Has ALWAYS Been Woke: A Conversation With Author, Ashley Rindsberg.   Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. https://youtu.be/v-EXc_Dcs2w American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times 351K subscribers

American Conservative University
American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 28:44


American Citizen Detained and Tortured in China and The Evil History of the New York Times. Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. The New York Times Has ALWAYS Been Woke: A Conversation With Author, Ashley Rindsberg.   Warren Rothman: Trapped and Tortured in a Chinese 'Black Jail' | CLIP | American Thought Leaders. https://youtu.be/v-EXc_Dcs2w American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times 351K subscribers

The Word Leader Podcast
246. Books are the Ultimate Meritocracy

The Word Leader Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 5:54


Writing a book is the ultimate meritocracy. Why? Because no one can keep you from writing a book. There are no gatekeepers—and today, you can publish without a traditional publisher. This means that even if no one believes in your idea, you can write it. And if the book is well done, no one can argue with you. That's why many people have changed industries through books. That's why people break into new industries through books. It doesn't matter who you are and where you're from. With writing, you have a fair chance. Join The Word Leader Facebook Community to learn more about writing, connect with like-minded fellows, and get support in your writing journey. Get your copy of Write a Book That Matters today. 

The Armen Show
313: Daniel Markovits | The Impact Of The Meritocratic System On Society In “The Meritocracy Trap”

The Armen Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 41:15


What is meritocracy, and how are the dynamics associated with its proliferation affecting equality and culture? Professor Daniel Markovits of Yale Law School joins on episode 313 of the show, and we discuss these concepts from his book The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite. … Continue reading "313: Daniel Markovits | The Impact Of The Meritocratic System On Society In “The Meritocracy Trap”" The post 313: Daniel Markovits | The Impact Of The Meritocratic System On Society In “The Meritocracy Trap” appeared first on The Armen Show.

Bible Study: Parody and Subversion in Matthew's Gospel
Episode 51: Parable of the Vineyard Workers, Matthew 20:1-16

Bible Study: Parody and Subversion in Matthew's Gospel

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 39:59


Whew! Finally getting this one out! I worked hard on this episode, and I think you will like it...Jesus warns against meritocracy in this often overlooked parable.A couple of resources mentioned in the podcast are:Clifton Mark's article, "A Belief in Meritocracy is Not Only False, It's Bad for You," can be found at https://aeon.co/ideas/a-belief-in-meritocracy-is-not-only-false-its-bad-for-you. The PBS video about Paul Piff and his experiments about wealth and meritocracy can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuqGrz-Y_LcSupport the show (https://paypal.me/ParodySubversion?locale.x=en_US)

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast
PEL Presents Philosophy vs. Improv #7: Meritocracy Now!

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 39:02


Does it make sense to try to have everyone get what they "deserve"? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer and Bill Arnett (Chicago Improv Studio) act out the desert machine but yet get no predictable cake. Hear more PvI at philosophyimprov.com. Support the podcast to get bonus stuff and good karma!

Capitalisn't
The Cost of Meritocracy With Michael Sandel

Capitalisn't

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 54:07


Does meritocracy create a better world for everyone, or does it create massive inequality? There's been a lot of debate in the last few years about meritocracy, and it's become even more pressing in light of the pandemic. If essential workers are "essential", are they really less meritorious than a banker or accountant? So, we decided to discuss both sides of this debate in our next two episodes. On this episode, we'll be joined by Michael Sandel who teaches political philosophy at Harvard University and is author of the new book "The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good". He'll be making a nuanced case against meritocracy. Also, be sure to stick around for a new surprise after the episode.

The John Batchelor Show
1584: American meritocracy in decline. Adrian Wooldridge

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 12:10


Photo:  Special grade of the German Grand Cross Order of Merit (reserved for heads of state).   Adrian Wooldridge (Bagehot).  American meritocracy in decline https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/08/07/is-britain-becoming-more-meritocratic-than-america

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
Radical Progressives & the Death of Meritocracy in Education

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 56:25


Instead of Radical Race-driven Activists and Policymakers directing their efforts on closing the "achievement gap" early in Black and Hispanic students' academic careers, they prefer aggressive political campaigns directed at closing the "racial gap" at the Exam Schools admission process! Merit is race-blind. You'd think that any fool could see this...

Dialogues with Richard Reeves
David Brooks on how the elite broke America

Dialogues with Richard Reeves

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 61:48


Who broke America? Quite likely, you did. David Brooks, my guest today, describes how the new elite, the "bobos" as he once labelled them (bourgeois bohemians) have created a hereditary meritocracy, failed the leadership test, condescended to the less successful, and actively contributed to inequality and segregation. We talk about what class means today, why David now thinks economics is more important than he did, his advice for both the Democrats and the Republicans, the culture wars, and much more. We end with a discussion of his work on a new book on the importance of social recognition, of being seen.  David Brooks David Brooks is a prominent social and cultural commentator writing regularly for the New York Times and the Atlantic, and previously for the Wall Street Journal. He also appears on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR's “All Things Considered” and NBC's “Meet the Press” to discuss politics and culture. Brooks teaches at Yale University and belongs to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  More Brooks Read his Atlantic piece, How the Bobos Broke America, building off his 2001 book, Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There His previous books include The Social Animal, The Road to Character, and The Second Mountain.  For more, check out his column at the New York Times and his column at the Atlantic You can follow more of his work on twitter: @nytdavidbrooks Also Mentioned We chatted about my book, Dream Hoarders. We mentioned several scholars who work on social and/or economic inequality, including:Robert Putnam, specifically referring to his work on extracurricular activities.  Raj Chetty and how geography plays a role in mobility.  Sean Reardon, specifically his point that racial diversity is more common than class diversity. Richard Fording and his work on occupational segregation. We also mentioned Jonathan Rauch and his work on the cognitive regime - which you can learn more about in this episode of my podcast.  Brooks mentioned the book “Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School” written by Shamus Rahman Khan. We discussed Brooks' infamous deli meat anecdote in his 2017 piece “How We Are Ruining America” Brooks referred to the work of Pierre Bourdieu, a French sociologist who studied power dynamics and the importance of cultural capital, linguistic capital, symbolic capital, and more.   I mentioned Michelle Margolis' research on religion and politics, which you can learn more about in her book “From Politics to the Pews.”  I also referred to the book “The Sum of Small Things: A Theory of the Aspirational Class”, written by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett.  Brooks mentioned Ibram Kendi. Brooks referred to this scene in Good Will Hunting (specifically starting at minute 3:06) I mentioned Michael Young's pivotal book “The Rise of the Meritocracy,” which I've spoken about previously here.  My previous work on respect, including this Brookings essay, has focused heavily on the importance of eye contact as an assertion of civic and moral equality.  I cited Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence, in which he wrote “we hold these truths to be sacred.” The Dialogues Team Creator: Richard Reeves Research: Ashleigh Maciolek Artwork: George Vaughan Thomas Tech Support: Cameron Hauver-Reeves Music: "Remember" by Bencoolen (thanks for the permission, guys!)  

The Dr. Debra Soh Podcast
19. Kenny Xu - Asian-Americans vs. Critical Race Theory's War on Meritocracy

The Dr. Debra Soh Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 41:06


This week's episode is about progressive racism.  Dr. Debra Soh is joined by Kenny Xu (author of “An Inconvenient Minority”) to discuss how elite institutions and tech hiring discriminate against Asian-Americans; how Asian women and men differ regarding dating stereotypes; and why woke Asians pose such a threat.  An update on Target banning Dr. Soh's book: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/07/target-hits-books/  Order “An Inconvenient Minority”: https://diversionbooks.com/books/an-inconvenient-minority/  Get “The End of Gender” at DrDebraSoh.com (FREE audiobook on Audible)  Follow @DrDebraSoh on Instagram and Twitter  © 2021 Dr. Debra Soh

The Good Fight
Saving Meritocracy

The Good Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 56:51


Adrian Wooldridge, the political editor of The Economist, has written on topics as diverse as Alan Greenspan, the history of radicalism in British psychology, and the evolution of the modern Republican Party. In his latest book, The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, he seeks to counter recent attacks on the ideal of meritocracy. In this week's conversation, Adrian Woolridge and Yascha Mounk discuss the hidden radicalism of the meritocratic ideal, China's embrace of meritocracy, and the West's misguided rejection of it. This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity. Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight. If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone. Email: podcast@persuasion.community  Website: http://www.persuasion.community Podcast production by John T. Williams, and Brendan Ruberry Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Connect with us! Spotify | Apple | Google Twitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasion Youtube: Yascha Mounk LinkedIn: Persuasion Community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Capitalisn't
The Promise Of Meritocracy With Adrian Wooldridge

Capitalisn't

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 44:06


Does meritocracy create a better world for everyone, or does it create massive inequality? There's been a lot of debate in the last few years about meritocracy, and it's become even more pressing in light of the pandemic. If essential workers are "essential", are they really less meritorious than a banker or accountant? So, we decided to discuss both sides of this debate in our next two episodes. On this episode, we'll be joined by Adrian Wooldridge, political editor at The Economist and author of the new book "The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World". He'll be making the nuanced case in favor of meritocracy, and we'll hear the other side on our next episode.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
City Journal's 10 Blocks: The Aristocracy of Talent

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021


Adrian Wooldridge joins Brian Anderson to discuss the history of meritocracy, modern obstacles to a truly merit-based society, and the geopolitical implications of the West's growing anti-meritocratic streak. His new book, The Aristocracy of Talent, is out now. Find the transcript of this conversation and more at City Journal.

American Thought Leaders
Kenny Xu on ‘An Inconvenient Minority' and How the Push for Equity Is Dumbing Down America

American Thought Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 33:49


“They claim to be attacking white supremacy, but really, they're attacking meritocracy,” says Kenny Xu, author of “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.” Asian Americans are penalized for working hard and held to much higher standards than their non-Asian peers in the admission processes for America's elite universities, Xu argues. Now, the push for “diversity, equity, and inclusion” is expanding beyond universities to virtually every aspect of American life. Schools are abolishing programs for gifted and talented students and lowering standards to get failing students to pass. And there are growing attacks on race-blind admissions systems. “For the sake of equity, we are dumbing down the best and brightest of our next generation,” he says. #KennyXu #AnInconvenientMinority

Bill Meyer Show Podcast
07-19-21_MONDAY_7AM

Bill Meyer Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 48:49


Outdoor and Fire Report, greenway talk too, with Greg Roberts at Rogue Weather dot com, and later Kenny Xu, is author of the new book, An Inconvenient Minority - The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 8/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 14:45


Photo: Medal 8/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 7/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 8:55


Photo:  Fame 7/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 6/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 8:45


Photo: Justice 6/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 5/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 13:05


Photo:  Scholarship Medal 5/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 2 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 4/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 10:55


Photo:  Nobility.  Fragment of a ceiling painting (possibly a dome decoration) depicting the personification of nobility with a crown in her hand on a cloud. She is surrounded by angels, two of whom wear a large crown.   4/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 3/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 12:45


Photo: "Il vero merito" -- True merit. Dance in Europe: from Middle Ages to 18th Century. 3/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 2/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 9:50


Photo: Reward of Merit   2/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F

The John Batchelor Show
1510: 1/8 Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 12:00


Photo:  Reward of Merit 1/8  Adrian Wooldridge, author: The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World, PART 1 https://www.amazon.com/Aristocracy-Talent-Meritocracy-Modern-World-ebook/dp/B08HGJTP1F Adrian Wooldridge traces the history of meritocracy forged by the politicians and officials who introduced the revolutionary principle of open competition, the psychologists who devised methods for measuring natural mental abilities and the educationalists who built ladders of educational opportunity. He looks outside western cultures and shows what transformative effects it has had everywhere it has been adopted, especially once women were brought into the meritocractic system.

Stu Does America
Ep 311 | An Inconvenient Minority: The Fight for a Truly Colorblind Society | Guests: Kenny Xu, Hilary Kennedy, Rob Eno

Stu Does America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 44:21


Stu speaks with Kenny Xu, author of "An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy," about what it would take to get America to a truly colorblind place. Then, BlazeTV's Hilary Kennedy joins with a pop culture update: everything from pregnant man emojis to "Indiana Jones 5." And, Blaze Media critic Rob Eno swings through to discuss the Biden administration's desire to establish their own 1984-style ministry of truth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

City Journal's 10 Blocks
The Aristocracy of Talent

City Journal's 10 Blocks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 24:43


Adrian Wooldridge joins Brian Anderson to discuss the history of meritocracy, modern obstacles to a truly merit-based society, and the geopolitical implications of the West's growing anti-meritocratic streak. His new book, The Aristocracy of Talent, is out now.

Keen On Democracy
Adrian Wooldridge on Why We Should Renew Meritocracy

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 43:49


Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist‘s political editor and writes the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics, in the tradition of Walter Bagehot, editor of The Economist from 1861-77. Adrian also used to write the Schumpeter column on business, finance and management. He was previously based in Washington, DC, as the Washington bureau chief where he also wrote the Lexington column. Prior to his role in Washington, he has been The Economist‘s West Coast correspondent, management correspondent and Britain correspondent. He is the co-author of “The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea”, “A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation”, “Witch Doctors”, a critical examination of management theory, and “The Right Nation”, a study of conservatism in America. His most recent books are “The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping With Turbulent Times (2015) and “Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and their Ideas have Changed the World—for Better and for Worse” (2011). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: The Silent Murder of Hong Kong; "Meritocracy"; New Economic Consensus

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 133:31


Like​ what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: http://youtube.com/ybrook​​​​Become a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: http://yaronbrookshow.com/support​​​​Or make a one-time donation: http://paypal.me/yaronbrookshow​​​​Continue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (http://twitter.com/yaronbrook​​​​) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/ybrook​​​​). Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: http://ari.aynrand.org​​#China #Democracy #Freedom #Objectivism​ #AynRand

Cemetery Confessions: A Goth Talk Podcast

Despite historically loathing and delineating itself from ‘mainstream' society, goth culture and identity finds itself interpolating broader systemic values as do all cultures under capitalism. On todays episode we will explore those behaviors and ideologies that seep in from they systemic framework of patriarchy and white supremacy and examine the subtle yet pernicious impact it has on our relationships and hierarchies within goth. Our guests this month are Aimee (Mixcloud, IG, FB) Ellen (Etsy, Modeling, YouTube) and Sienna (IG)! If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! Introduction Goth Praxis 8:03 Systemic Racism and Goth 24:49 Skin Bleaching and Goth's Association with Whiteness 38:19 Hierarchy and the Meritocracy of Goth Ephemera 1:00:03 Gatekeeping 1:07:03 Performative Allies, White Guilt, Tokenism 1:23:28 Separating Art from Artist 1:34:38 Spilling the Tea 1:46:03 Next Steps 1:55:33 Is Goth Neoliberal or Marxist 2:02:03 Sinister Suggestions 2:10:23 References: -Bloodstream Covers Sonsombre -Son's of the Confederacy -Cloak and Dagger -Joy Division's Nazi EP Cover -Skin Bleaching -IBF and Goth's Whiteness -Goth Makeup for Darker Skin -Commitment Against Racism -Black Activists to Follow -Indigenous Activists to Follow -Latinx Activists to Follow -Asian Activists to Follow -Black Skin vs. Pale Aesthetic -I'm so Goth I Was Born Black -San La Muerte Fest -Goth So White -Nazi Goths Fuck Off -What Ends When Symbols Shatter -Black History and America's Gothic Soul -Racial Doll Test -Obscura Undead: Goth is Political -Consumer Identity -Meritocracy -Neo-liberal Wokeism -Colorism in Goth -Extreme Politics in Underground Music -Recognizing Race Reductionism

Political Economy Forum
#46 - The Meritocracy Trap - w/ Daniel Markovits

Political Economy Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 49:11


In this episode, Prof. Daniel Markovits of Yale Law School speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the US labor market, education system, and economic inequality. In his book "The Meritocracy Trap", Prof. Daniel Markovits argues that the US meritocratic system favors richer children, while creating enormous educational demands. As a result, the middle and lower classes are increasingly locked out of meaningful economic engagement, while high-skilled workers are trapped in a constant cycle of education, fierce competition, and evaluation.

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 21-242 - Meritocracy of Athletes

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 38:40


In this episode, big names want a deal, so what do companies spend on celebrity edorsements. Olympics no longer about the meritocracy of athletes but politics of events; with athletes planning their protests.

The Jordan Harbinger Show
525: Robert H. Frank | The Myth of Meritocracy

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021


Robert H. Frank (@econnaturalist) is the HJ Louis Professor of Economics at Cornell University and author of Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy. [Note: this is a rebroadcast from the vault.] What We Discuss with Robert H. Frank: As we strive to achieve success, there are natural limits on how hard we can work and how smart we can be. There’s no denying that luck plays a part in this achievement. Understand the role of luck, talent, and hard work in the overall formula. Discover why we tend to minimize the role of luck in our success. Find out how to maximize our luck in life by way of context outside of talent and work. Learn new ways to look at the luck factor and turn it to our advantage. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/525 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!

The Chris Stigall Show
I'm A Vaxer, You're A Vaxer – Wouldn't You Like To Be A Vaxer Too?

The Chris Stigall Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 62:49


The push to vaccinate is on as you well know.  Now people are taking it to a whole new level…shaming family and friends in invitations to functions.  Buckle in as Stigall attempts to maintain his composure!  The President of Freedom Works Adam Brandon joins Stigall for a conversation about the future of the nation in his new book “Republic Not a Democracy: How To Restore Sanity In America.”  And you might have noticed the subject of “anti-Asian hate” is tossed around a lot lately.  There's a reason for it.  Kenny Xu with important new perspective in his new book “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”

History Extra podcast
The merits of meritocracy

History Extra podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 40:59


Adrian Wooldridge discusses his new book Aristocracy of Talent, which explores meritocracy's role in forging the modern world, and weighs up the challenges and advantages of a system in which people are advanced solely on the basis of their talents. (Ad) Adrian Wooldridge is the author of The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World (Allen Lane, 2021). Buy it now at Bookshop.org: https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1535947&xcust=historyextra-social-hexpod&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.bookshop.org%2Fbooks%2Fthe-aristocracy-of-talent-how-meritocracy-made-the-modern-world%2F9780241391495 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Intelligence Squared
Is Meritocracy a Myth? With Adrian Wooldridge and Mark Mardell

Intelligence Squared

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 39:34


Join the debate and discuss this episode with fellow listeners on our Multytude conversation here: https://multytudelink.page.link/2u9nK2SP7SH7DCyU7--Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their status at birth. For much of history this was a revolutionary thought, but by the end of the twentieth century it had become the world's ruling ideology. How did this happen, and why is meritocracy now under attack from both right and left? In this week's episode Adrian Wooldridge speaks to Mark Mardell about his new book 'The Aristocracy of Talent' and why we should reform but not abandon the meritocratic idea. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Ezra Klein Show
Status Games, Polyamory and the Merits of Meritocracy

The Ezra Klein Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 81:50


Agnes Callard is an ethical philosopher who dissects, in dazzlingly precise detail, familiar human experiences that we think we understand. Whether her topic is expressing anger, fighting with others, jockeying for status, giving advice, or navigating jealousy, Callard provokes us to rethink the emotions and habits that govern how we live. She also happens to be one of my favorite columnists.In this conversation, I wanted to hear what Callard had to say about a tangle of topics we’ve explored before on the show: how we measure and trade status, and how that feeds into the amorphous thing we call “the meritocracy.” Callard’s argument is that we can have a “non-punitive” meritocracy, one that rewards us for our (virtuous) successes but doesn’t blame us for our failures. I’m not so sure, but it’s a fantastic conversation I’m still thinking about.But as they say on the infomercials — that’s not all! We also talk about why advice is useless, the benefits of jealousy, whether polyamory and monogamy suffer from the same problem, sad music, why Callard’s office is such a riot of color, and the secret to a good divorce. And, at the end, I’ve got some music recommendations for you. Enjoy!References: “Who Wants to Play the Status Game?” by Agnes Callard, The Point“Against Advice,” by Agnes Callard, The Point“The Other Woman,” by Agnes Callard, The Point“Parenting and Panic,” by Agnes Callard, The PointAspiration by Agnes CallardRecommendations:Tolstoy: A Russian Life by Rosamund BartlettPessoa: A Biography by Richard ZenithAugustine of Hippo by Peter Brown“Real Death” by Mount EerieThoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at ezrakleinshow@nytimes.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Roge Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld. Special thanks to Shannon Busta and Kristin Lin.